How To Install zip on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install zip on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
zip as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install zip
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install zip
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
zip and How to Install It?
Short description: Package and compress (archive) files into zip file.
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install zip on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
Install zip on CentOS 8 using dnf
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install zip using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install zip
Install zip on CentOS 8 using yum
Because zip is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install zip package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install zip
How to upgrade (update) a single package zip using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like zip in this example you should use the following command:
yum update zip
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade zip
How to Upgrade zip on CentOS 8 with dnf?
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update zip
How To remove zip from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
zip package you can execute
sudo dnf remove zip
Extra info and code examples
Package and compress a directory and its contents, [r]ecursively:
zip -r compressed.zip /path/to/dir
E[x]clude unwanted files from being added to the compressed archive:
zip -r compressed.zip path/to/dir -x path/to/exclude
Archive a directory and its contents with the highest level  of compression:
zip -r -9 compressed.zip /path/to/dir
Package and compress multiple directories and files:
zip -r compressed.zip /path/to/dir1 /path/to/dir2 /path/to/file
Create an encrypted archive (user will be prompted for a password):
zip -e -r compressed.zip path/to/dir
Add files to an existing zip file:
zip compressed.zip path/to/file
Delete files from an existing zip file:
zip -d compressed.zip "foo/*.tmp"
Archive a directory and its contents to a multi-part [s]plit zip file (e.g. 3GB parts):
zip -r -s 3g compressed.zip path/to/dir
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the zip from CentOS 8.